coil spring

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coil spring

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a helical spring formed from wire

coil′ spring`


n.
any spring of wire coiled helically, having a cylindrical or conical outline.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coil spring - a spring in the shape of a coilcoil spring - a spring in the shape of a coil  
spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
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coil spring

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References in classic literature ?
The tightly coiled spring was released, the clock began to whirr and the chimes to play.
I'm sure they'll be raring to go - they'll be like coiled springs when it comes on Saturday just to get out there and that's the effect I'm hoping for.
Songs such as "Glitterlust," "Live Fast and Die Beautiful" and, especially, "It's Not Too Late" are coiled springs of rock 'n' roll energy and unrepentant sexuality.